The 2019 Tribute Awards kick off with percussion entertainers BOOM! as finalists take the stage. (Photo by Rad Exposure Photography).

        PHOENIX, ARIZONA (May 14, 2019) – The Arizona Multihousing Association honored 16 individuals, four communities and four teams/communities Saturday night at the 27th Annual AMA/Cox Communications Tribute Awards.

More than 1,500 gathered at the Phoenix Convention Center South Building to honor the best in Arizona’s apartment community.

“This evening is about recognizing the true leaders in our industry,” said Courtney LeVinus, AMA President and CEO. “Tonight, we celebrate you. These are the people who make our communities some of the greatest places to live in Arizona.”

Arizona’s apartment industry generates 22,000 jobs, $699 million in wages and $3.8 billion in economic impact each year as 37 percent of Arizona residents live in rental housing.

“I challenged everyone during the opening of the show to be unified as an industry, lift one another up, and celebrate together,” said AMA Board Chairman John Carlson of Mark-Taylor Residential. “I’m proud to say Mark-Taylor led by example as 220 strong in attendance stood and cheered loudly for each and every award winner.”

Master of ceremony for the evening was long-time Valley television personality Rick DeBruhl. The AMA received more than 655 nominations from 34 member companies. Volunteers donated hundreds of hours of their time to help judge.

2019 Tribute Awards winners

Appreciation for 27 years as title sponsor: Cox Communications

Industry Partner, Tucson: Amber Stevens, Apartment Guide

Industry Partner, Statewide: Chris Worrell, GPM Landscape

Volunteer of the Year, Tucson: Elizabeth Beaulieu, Quarterpenny Management

Volunteer of the Year, Statewide: Rodney Wilson, Greystar Real Estate Partners

Affordable Community of the Year: Valor on 8th, Gorman & Company, LLC

Renovated Community of the Year: Scottsdale 59, Baron Property Services, LLC

Developers Award for Best Community Design (Garden): Hampton East, Shelton Residential

Developers Award for Best Community Design (Mid/Low Rise): The Curve at Melrose, P.B. Bell Companies

Housekeeper, Reanie Roseberry: Scotia Group Management

Leasing Consultant, Jeana Turano: Baron Property Services, LLC

Assistant Manager, Bethany Flores: Weidner Apartment Homes

Service Technician, Isaac Sanchez: Alliance Residential Company, LLC

Service Supervisor 1-199 Units: Ryan Nutima, Baron Property Services, LLC

Service Supervisor 200+ Units: Richard Ryan, Greystar Real Estate Partners

Service Supervisor OTV: David Fierro, Scotia Group Management, LLC

Community Manager 1-199 Units: Kelsey Fortenberry, Shelton Residential

Community Manager 200+ Units: Ciera Moraga, Mark-Taylor Residential

Community Manager OTV: Shalom Curtis, HSL Asset Management

Best Team & Community prior 2000: Camden San Marcos, Camden Property Trust

Best Team & Community 2000-2010: San Lagos, Mark-Taylor Residential

Best Team & Community 2011-2018: Broadstone Waterfront, Alliance Residential Company, LLC

Best Team & Community OTV: Legacy at Dove Mountain, Shelton Residential

Regional Service Supervisor: Rodney Wilson, Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC

Property Supervisor: Ashley Tran, Mark-Taylor Residential

2019 AMA/Cox Tribute Awards sponsors. (Photo by Rad Exposure Photography).


 About Arizona Multihousing Association:

 The Arizona Multihousing Association is the statewide trade association for the apartment industry, representing more than 2,000 members in legislative, legal, and regulatory matters.  The AMA provides services, products, educational programs, and networking opportunities to promote ethical, quality rental housing throughout Arizona.  For more information, visit